How important is having a mobile app for your small business?
If you have a mobile app for your small business, how has it helped your customers or your company? And if you don't have a mobile app for your business, do you have plans to build one? Why or why not?
EDIT: I should've clarified, I work at AppIt Ventures (www.appitventures.com), a mobile app development company. I was just asking these questions to spark up some conversation and see what everyone's opinions are :)
M-commerce, I would say is taking over the eCommerce. The coming times will all be about the mobile devices. Even Google has rolled out the update of mobile-first indexing. This has increased the prominence of mobile apps.
I think building an app has to be considered. It can definitely help the business flourish and outreach to more customers. With the help of the app, it is possible for the business to reach out to more customers, offer them better products wherever they are and make better sales. For the customers, they can make use of the service when and wherever they are. They can enjoy promotional deals and offers based on the geographical locations.
For all these, it is important to find the right mobile app development partner and there can be no better option than WeblineIndia. They offer affordable and quality mobile app development services to the client. You can have them to work for you to build apps for Android, iOS, React Native and Windows platforms. It is even possible to go for hybrid app development if you wish too and reach a larger market.
You can just go through the mobile app portfolio to get an idea about their past projects.
I had recently written a blog on the same question so it might be helpful to you.
Very important. It makes you stand out and provides an extra channel to promote your business. It does not have to be in the App Stores per se. But at least a progressive web app is recommended. A service like https://igenapps.com can help with that. No coding required and manage the app from your phone. Submission to App stores is possible as well.
As a startup, uncontrollable costing stays a rigid hurdle when you wish to upscale your footprint across markets. While limited resources and about an average infrastructure can help command rising expenses, marketing was nightmare for most small scale enterprises until the mobility revolution ushered in.
Lightweight but amazingly interactive, apps have arrived for the rescue of the struggling small trader and put such brands in line with the competitive market. If understood deeply, apps could be put to productive use and capture enterprise of advertising.
Cost effective customer loyalty programs
Geo targeted marketing & sales
High performing mobile e-commerce applications
Instant payment through mobile
Sharing regular updates through push notifications
Astute end user experience touching utmost satisfaction
Superlative customer engagement and issues addressing
Bonus Point – Enhanced Visibility
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Mobile marketing is indeed becoming very important. In my experience, the most effective channel is to have your own mobile app. You can use one of the several do it yourself type mobile app builders to build your app. Or you can use a semi-automated service like , www.TheBestAppBuilder.com which gives you a custom app at a great price. You can always hire a programmer to build one for you but that would be also the most expensive option.
See it all depends on types of business . For example if u owns a taxi company than u must have a mobile app but if u have a business which does't depend on mobility access than it's fine to have a website and just make it mobile compatible.
There can be other aspect of this requirement as well depends on ur business .
For every business, a mobile app was necessary. It may give 30% boost in conversions.
As far as other business are concerned, it depends on their target audience. I would suggest them to know the answers to these questions.
1. Do they use mobile to visit your website?
2. Will they download mobile application?
3. Will the application be useful to them on a regular basis?
If they have the answer of these three questions, they will come to know that whether they have to go for mobile app or a mobile website.
I have been in the online industry since 2010 & became very involved in mobile marketing. In fact I have been so involved I have started up my own off line business helping local businesses advertise on mobile with mobile apps & mobile websites.
Mobile for business is a must & I am so glad I have became part of this amazing opportunity so I can help small business owners learn how to advertise the new way.
Mobile is massive & is only just started. I love what I do & love helping others to adapt to changes fast.
All the best